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FX2.3's Summer Project..

The Plan..

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-Engine:
Re-tune SCT Xcal

-Exterior:
Paint rear bumper
Paint front valance
Paint Handles
Remove Fender Flares

-Suspension:
Remove Lift Spindles
Install Stock Spindles
Remove Rear Blocks
Lower 2/2
Front: ROUSH Coils
Rear: Flip Hangers & New U-Bolts
3/8 Grade 8 Bolts, nuts, washers, and lock nuts

-Wheels:
15x7 Weld Prostar w/3.5 bs
225/70r15 KUMHO Solus KR21
-Today
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Coils came in:



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Ordered new Genuine Ford U-Bolts and Nuts
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Beat a 99 Tiburon off the line..
Get same or better MPG than a 08 E320 Bluetec..
Keep stock payload..
Improve handling and ride..
Was gonna call it FX2.3's Anti-SAS Thread, but thats too negative

Once it's all done I'll need a new screen name
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Hmm... What's the plans then? Gonna drop it on its nuts?... Those coils look a lil too small ID for the ranger... What size are they? They also look way long to do any kind of dropping!
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Coils look fine, better start saving for control arms its only a matter of time.

You wont be happy with 2/2 after it's said and done..
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Didn't know they were that long on those trucks... my 2wd had large dia coils and weren't very long...
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They are a couple inches shorter than the stockers but not much.

They will compress pretty good.
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Coils look fine, better start saving for control arms its only a matter of time.

You wont be happy with 2/2 after it's said and done..
Might have to.. but that will have to wait till I get a real yab.. right now just getting the lift off and getting her on the way down.. like I said on rps

Weird thing, fedex guy walks up as I am putting my dash back together and I look at the small box he had and thought those cant be the coils.. they lookd small but they are some heavy ****..

Does pepboys sell those pancake style bumpstops for the front? or just easier to hack the stock ones?
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dont have a pepboys around me

just hack the stockers..
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Bought "Lowe's Lowering Kit" aka grade 8 bolts/nuts/washers/lock nuts ~ $12

Paid for new FORD u bolts and nuts ~ $51

So far ~ $118 in parts.
Basically I have everything suspension wise, but I can not find used Prostars with the offset I want or without holes drilled in them for slicks..
might have to find some used stockers to run..


I plan to send out my XCAL for a retune soon and then looking at paint..
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instead of paint look at these

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Those are sick!
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instead of paint look at these

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Painted my stock spindles and hopefully have everything for lowering:
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and the cat:
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looks good man. gonna be a nice change for ya
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That's gonna feel really weird from being lifted to lowered.
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Bet you he lifts it again! Lets start the pool!
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Ah yes.....the DJM control arms.......Mwahahahaha!

Seriously, if you need a hand, and it ain't the weekend, just let me know, be glad to help.
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Bet you he lifts it again! Lets start the pool!
Bet he keeps it low.
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That's gonna feel really weird from being lifted to lowered.
Yeah, it was weird lifting it.. So lowering it is gonna be odd for awhile.. Just gotta get use to it..

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Bet you he lifts it again! Lets start the pool!
True. I do change my mind constantly cause I can leave **** alone! But until I get a real job its not gonna change much more..

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Ah yes.....the DJM control arms.......Mwahahahaha!

Seriously, if you need a hand, and it ain't the weekend, just let me know, be glad to help.
Sweet, Im not sure when it is going to happen, but Ill hit ya up, maybe a meet sometime this summer..

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Bet he keeps it low.
Thinking of running Pirelli P4 Four Seasons 215/65TR15, any recommendations? What size are you running?
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go with some 235/60/15.

In case you go lower in the future which you will, you wont rub then.
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Thinking of running Pirelli P4 Four Seasons 215/65TR15, any recommendations? What size are you running?
I'm personally running 215/70 15 up front, 225/70 15s out back, but at 5" down, I rub a bit. At 2" down, I would run the stock size, 225/70 15. But yeah, if yopu plan to go lower, which I bet you will later you'll need smaller. I'd wait till you go low to do it though, small tires would look terible without enough drop.
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I'm personally running 215/70 15 up front, 225/70 15s out back, but at 5" down, I rub a bit. At 2" down, I would run the stock size, 225/70 15. But yeah, if yopu plan to go lower, which I bet you will later you'll need smaller. I'd wait till you go low to do it though, small tires would look terible without enough drop.
True, but I might have to run the current 15x8s and there are few tires that fit my current rims yet dont suck or bigger than stock..

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go with some 235/60/15.

In case you go lower in the future which you will, you wont rub then.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0
What do you think of these?
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Junk!

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....action+T%2FA+H

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....l=Radial+T%2FA

Much better tires, greater grip. I've tried rice ( Kumho ) , Day-go ( Pirelli ) and even some Yankee ( american ) tires.. Theres only 3 companies I can say make a damn good tire.

Cooper, BFG and Goodyear.

Mind you, I use my tires all year round and in N.Y. Winters. I don't buy different tires for different seasons.
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Im personally not a firestone fan, have you looked into bg goodrich radial ta's?

good tires the local walmart has them by me in 225/70/15 for like 45 a piece when they are regularly like 80
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you finally came to your senses! low is where its at :D
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Junk!

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....action+T%2FA+H

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....l=Radial+T%2FA

Much better tires, greater grip. I've tried rice ( Kumho ) , Day-go ( Pirelli ) and even some Yankee ( american ) tires.. Theres only 3 companies I can say make a damn good tire.

Cooper, BFG and Goodyear.

Mind you, I use my tires all year round and in N.Y. Winters. I don't buy different tires for different seasons.
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Im personally not a firestone fan, have you looked into bg goodrich radial ta's?

good tires the local walmart has them by me in 225/70/15 for like 45 a piece when they are regularly like 80
Never thought to check walmart; but I will now, if I can get the BFG Radials cheap, I will. I had them before but I would get 235/60r15s for the wider track.. the traction t/as look good but I would have to get 225/60HR15 though they have a better warranty and reviews so idk

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you finally came to your senses! low is where its at :D
or ive lost them
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